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Cyrtodactylus tibetanus (BOULENGER, 1905)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymAlsophylax tibetanus BOULENGER 1905: 378
Alsophylax tibetanus — WERMUTH 1965: 7
Gymnodactylus tibetanus — GOLUBEV 1981: 39
Tenuidactylus tibetanus — SZCZERBAK & GOLUBEV 1984: 55
Cyrtopodion tibetanus — HU et al. 1988
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — ZHAO & ADLER 1993
Cyrtodactylus tibetinus [sic] — KLUGE 1993: 9
Cyrtopodion tibetanus — RÖSLER 2000: 76
Siwaligekko tibetanus — KHAN 2003
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — SHI & ZHAO 2010
Cyrtodactylus tibetanus — WOOD et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (Xizang = Tibet)

Type locality: Chaksam Ferry, Tsangpo Valley (elevation: 12500 feet), Tibet.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.23.41 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentPlate 21E in ZHAO & ADLER 1993.

Phylogeny: C. tibetanus represents a divergent clade within Cyrtodactylus (WOOD et al. 2012, Agarwal et al. 2014). 
References
  • Agarwal, Ishan; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, K. Praveen Karanth 2014. Insights into Himalayan biogeography from geckos: A molecular phylogeny of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Boulenger, GEORGE A. 1905. On some batrachians and reptiles from Tibet. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (7) 15 (88): 378-379. - get paper here
  • Khan, M.S. 2003. Questions of generic designation of angular-toed geckos of Pakistan with descriptions of three new genera (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). J. nat. hist. Wildl. 2 (2): 1-9
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Bemerkungen über eine vorläufig unbezeichnete Cyrtopodion-Art aus Ost-Turkestan (China, Provinz Xinjiang). Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 71: 151-154
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev 1996. Gecko fauna of the USSR and contiguous regions. SSAR [Russian original published in 1986].
  • Shcherbak, N. N. [= Szczerbak], and M. L. Golubev. 1984. O rorowoj prinadleshnosti i wnutrirodowoj strukture palearktitscheskich goloralyx gekkonow (Reptilia, Gekkonidae, Tenuidactylus gen. nov.). Vestnik Zoologii, Kiev 1984 (2): 50-56
  • Shi, Lei & Zhao, Hui 2010. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Reptilia: Squamata: Geckkonidae) from Xizang Autonomous Region, China. Zootaxa 2336: 51–60 - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Matthew P. Heinicke, Todd R. Jackman, Aaron M. Bauer 2012. Phylogeny of bent-toed geckos (Cyrtodactylus) reveals a west to east pattern of diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 65: 992–1003 - get paper here
  • Zhao,E. & Adler,K. 1993. Herpetology of China. SSAR, Oxford/Ohio, 1-522
 
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